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carriage, before Ellis  house, just be-
fore dinner, but though invited, would
not come it.)    Very soon Young, who
needed little entreating, sat down at
the piano and played  Stonewall
Jackson s Grand Mark,  dedicated to
that hero   a really brilliant piece 
of music, received with approbation
by the men and downright glee by
La belle Harris.   That s the Yankees
rummy!  she said to me, with an
exultant laugh, towards the finale.
More music and singing followed.  In
the meantime, most of the young ladies
were driven by the heat into the other
room   the front parlor, the big folding
doors being open.     With them went
Reid, who was evidently tipsy and
intent on paying his court to Miss
Louisiana, which he did after a stu-
pid conventional fashion.  Mrs Har-
ris had told me he had solicited 
her to get him a Southern wife  
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page eighty-eight
Description:Describes a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Harris after the bachelor party.
Date:1863-03-03
Subject:Civil War; Ellis (New Orleans); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harris, Lizzie; Reid; Smith, Louisiana; Songs; Women; Young
Coverage (City/State):[New Orleans, Louisiana]
Scan Date:2011-01-03

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ''The New York Tribune'' at New Orleans, Louisiana, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as well as his preparations in New York for going back to England.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.